Confucius Institute Headquarters Open Day attended by envoys from 38 countries

[Source]    People's Daily Overseas Edition [Time]    2015-10-14 17:06:42 

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (People's Daily) -- The 2nd Confucius Institute Headquarters Open Day was held in Beijing today. The event was attended by about 500 people, including envoys to China from 38 countries, representatives from organizations that promote languages and cultures such as Cervantes Institute and Russian Cultural Center, and representatives of the teachers and students of Confucius Institutes in Beijing. After the opening ceremony, representatives from various countries also took part with great enthusiasm in a variety of activities such as experiencing Chinese painting, TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) consultation and Chinese cuisine tasting.

According to some envoys at this event, cultural exchange enables us to be more tolerant and helps us avoid conflicts. They believed that the Confucius Institute, playing such an aforementioned role, would build a bridge for cultural exchanges globally. It is known that, up to now, altogether 495 Confucius Institutes and 1,000 Confucius Classrooms at primary and secondary schools have been built up in 134 countries around the world.

by Chai Yifei  


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